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's great to be here. and what you're talking about is the incentive auction, so congress passed a law last year giving tv broadcasters a financial incentive to relinquish system or all of their spectrum in exchange for money, obviously, that would then be used for wireless broadband purposes. so we at the fcc are busy trying to analyze public comment for what will literally be the most complex spectrum auction in world history. it actually is the truth. and it has three components which i'll get to in a minute. i've expressed caution, not doom and gloom as you just presented it, but caution in terms of when that will happen and how it will happen. i'm not sure it will yield quite as much spectrum as was first advertised. some of the first chatter was it would yield 120 megahertz which is a lot of spectrum. that was pared back to 80 megahertz because people had forgotten about interference issues with canada and mexico, then some estimates back to 60 megahertz. does that mean new york city? that's the equivalent of about ten -- excuse me, six tv stations going off the air, and there's the p
the is incentive auction. so congress passed a law last year giving tv broadcasters a financial incentive to be used in the wireless broadband purposes. we at the fcc a busy to solicit public comment and analyze it for purposes of putting together what will be quite literally thee most complex spectrum auction in world history. i know it sounds like hyperbole, but it is the truth, and there's three components which i will get to in a minute. i expressed caution. it's not doom and gloom as you presented it, but caution in terms of when that will happen and how that happens. i'm not sure it will yield quite as much spectrum as was first advertised, some of the first chatter would yield 120 megahertz which is a lot. that was paired back to 80 megahertz because peek about about border issues with canada and mexico. then it was back to 60 megahertz. where? new york city? that's the equivalent of six tv stations -- well, six to sen, actually, going off the air and potential for channel sharing and all of that. that would take a lot of broadcasters in the major markets, but it is complex right i
is that congress passed a law last year. that was for broadband purposes. trying to analyze it for purposes of putting together what would quite literally be the most complex spectrum auction in history. i know that sounds like a hyperbole, but it is true. i have expressed caution. i am not doom and gloom, but cautious in terms of when that will happen and how it will happen. i'm not sure we will yield as much spectrum is first advertised. 120 mega hurtz. then that was pared back because people forgot about border interference with tv stations. 60 mega hurtz. there is a potential for channel sharing. that would take a lot of broadcasters in these markets. it is complex. we need to be careful. there are a lot of different parts are. there does not seem to be a lot of agreement among the parties. are thee segments reverse auction, how cheaply abroad caster gives up -- broadcaster gives up -- money would go to the treasury and help fund the wireless network. there is the repacking aspect. for broadcasters to stay on the air, where would they be located on the dial? where would the wireless bro
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